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-ranking, frankly, as former president bill clinton to go and be the negotiator. i know he'd hate me for saying th, but we need a person of enormous prestige and influence to have these parties sit down together as an honest broker. but we have a lot of work to do to regain some credibility because we're crumbling all over the middle east . al qaeda is on the comeback. you saw in the last couple of days, fighting between the kurds ankurds and iraqi on the border. the whole mali situation where al qaeda has taken over. al qaeda training camps are in western iraq. the iranians continue, as we see, the latest i.a.e.a. report on their path towards nuclear weapons. you look at the whole middle east and it's been a significant failure north to mention our reset with the russians. . >> schieffer: let's talk a little bit about libya. you were talking a lot about that. you and the president really kind of had a little set-to last week over the situation in libya because you said once again that you would oppose the nomination of susan rice to be secretary of state. a lot of people in the administration say
crystal said this weekend does not hurt the economy. bill clinton did it. we had six of the best years we've had in the last 60. >> it sounds like there's a bit of a yawn, a gap, between what crystal said on sunday and what rich trunka appeared to say or wanted to say yesterday outside of the white house. is it clear to you that labor and the left and moveon are being more rigid than some of the leading conservative thinkers? >> sure. and that's up to the president to manage that. if he gets the increase in rates or something very close to what he's asking for and gets substantial elimination of corporate loopholes and some individuals like romney plan, then we've got to go back to our base and say, yes, we've got to cut entitlements too because it's got to be part of a deal that has spending cuts at a significant level above the 1 trillion we've already done and revenue. look, unless we do 4 trillion to 5 trillion, we're not doing anything in my judgment that's particularly meaningful. >> walk me through the optics of what we'll see today. grover norquist last night said he thought ceos
since the '30s. >> we were tying it all the way remember with bill clinton, becky, bill clinton realizes no matter what happens the next four years will be good, housing recovers, so if he doesn't make sure the president's reelected then hillary can't run in 2016 because romney would be an eight-year president. whoever is there is going to get credit for it. steve, are we guaranteed the next four years as housing recovers no matter what policies we pursue it's going to be 3% or 4% growth? >> sadly no. in 2008 before we had the financial panic in september and depressed housing markets like phoenix, las vegas and a couple other areas we started to see signs of life again so if you get government out of the way, housing would recover far more quickly and let the markets clear, recover far more quickly. the key thing you got to have stable money, don't pile on new taxes and don't pile on all of the new regulations that are coming. those are crushers. >> i want to know whether reinhardt-rogoff was right. if we stay slow for four years it was more than the financial crisis, that washington po
failed before. president bill clinton to former new york congressman anthony wiener. we'll take a look at powerful people behaving badly. so what do you think? basic. at meineke i have options... like oil changes starting at $19.95. my money. my choice. my meineke. >>> we're waiting for president obama. he is in new york right now getting a close-up look at the damage from hurricane sandy. he is in staten island. he will be addressing the photographers, reporters there that facility. as soon as he goes up to the podium, we'll bring that to you live. >>> petraeus might be the most recent example of a powerful person having an extramarital affair. not the first. more than 200 years ago, founding father hamilton admitted to cheating. in recent years, president kennedy's affairs, lyndon b. johnson allegedly had a buzzer that sounded when his wife was on the way. what makes powerful people do it? clinical psychologist jeff gardere joining us. >> good to see you. >> when you look at the example of petraeus and whether the affair, the e-mails, powerful person and the two women involved, as we
of legislating. he is going to have to provide some leadership. when bill clinton was president, we got things done. welfare reform, put ability of insurance. balanced-budget and a surplus. clinton was directly involved. i remember getting a call from him at weird hours of the night. [laughter] >> i always wondered what he was doing a. [laughter] >> but he would know the section of the bill and how much money was in it. and i remember there was one like the children's health care thing and he said, i don't know, let's add 10 million more. but we made some concessions to him and he made concessions to us and we got the job done. but i guess now i'm going to begin to act a little bit like a republican. first of all, while the democrats won, i would not call this a mandate. there is a mandate, it is for the president and the congress to start working together. he does not talk to the members of congress. democrats will tell you that. he hasn't been engaged. the problem is not enough revenue. the problem is too much spending. now, some of the republican. the solution is that we are going to have t
, former chief of staff for bill clinton bowles on closing bell yesterday talking about the long-term consequences of the fiscal cliff. >> if we do get our house in order, the future of america is bright and can compete with the best and brightest wherever they are. if we don't, we're on our way to becoming a second-rate power. >> joined by illinois congressman peter ross couple. he sits on the ways and means committee and joins us with john harwood and myself at the white house. congressman, good morning. >> hey, good morning, great to be with you. >> we already have the president wishing the speaker a happy birthday. i guess baby steps. right? how do you think the tone is shaping up today? >> i think the tone is good. look. president obama won on tuesday last. the speaker of the house congratulated him and lid out a pathway for the president to lead the nation on how to avoid the fiscal cliff and transform us in to the world class status we want to stay and maintain. so far i think the language is good. there's opportunities i think to find common ground. there's no voices on t
in 2003 when the statutory budget controls that are supported by president bush 41 and bill clinton expire. that meant the so-called payroll rules that you could not end up doing that finance it cuts, could not expand new government programs of the should pay for it. they expired. washington spun out of control. three things happen in 2003. the second round of tax cuts, we could not afford them. we invaded a sovereign nation without declaring war, without paying for it -- iraq. we expanded medicare to add prescription drugs, added $8 trillion to medicare was already underfunded about $20 trillion. irresponsible. things have frankly gotten worse since. host: mike, centerville, massachusetts. a democrat. caller: hi. i am wondering why since our healthcare system is one of the biggest drivers on our national debt what we never hear cbo numbers comparing single payer to the private situation have in place now. guest: mike, cbo is generally requested to do work. frankly, they have a huge supply and demand imbalance. they're getting a lot more requests than resources -- then they have resources
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